The median annual salary for a Linux Administrator was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux Administrator
UK / England
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 483 490 424
Rank change year-on-year +7 -66  
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 445 468 680
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.53% 0.51% 0.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% 0.53% 0.68%
Number of salaries quoted 378 438 566
Median salary £45,000 £49,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.09% +10.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £33,400 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
England
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 80714 88007 100448
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 95.99% 96.53% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 66430 75068 83708
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Linux Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured Linux Administrator in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Linux Administrator in England

Linux Administrator
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Linux Administrator in England.

Salary trend for Linux Administrator in England

Linux Administrator
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Linux Administrator in England over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Linux Administrator in England

Linux Administrator
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Linux Administrator within the England region over the 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -46 176 £55,000 +4.76% 25
South East +45 100 £45,000 -10.00% 14
Yorkshire +2 42 £37,500 -6.25% 7
West Midlands +43 39 £45,000 +50.00%
North West -21 36 £35,000 +7.69% 7
South West +9 26 £33,500 -31.28% 1
East of England +10 22 £40,000 -15.78% 4
East Midlands +16 2 £42,500 +21.42% 1
North East +11 2 £40,325 -5.11%
Linux Administrator
UK

Linux Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, Linux Administrator job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region featuring Linux Administrator in the job title.

1 811 (100.00%) Linux
2 330 (40.69%) Red Hat
3 323 (39.83%) Puppet
4 311 (38.35%) DevOps
5 287 (35.39%) Python
6 262 (32.31%) Bash Shell
7 234 (28.85%) Unix
8 232 (28.61%) VMware
9 229 (28.24%) Perl
10 223 (27.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 217 (26.76%) MySQL
12 211 (26.02%) CentOS
13 204 (25.15%) Ansible
14 197 (24.29%) Apache
15 196 (24.17%) Windows
16 169 (20.84%) Opscode Chef
17 162 (19.98%) VMware Infrastructure
17 162 (19.98%) Amazon AWS
18 149 (18.37%) DNS
18 149 (18.37%) Debian
19 143 (17.63%) LAMP
20 136 (16.77%) Ubuntu
21 131 (16.15%) Finance
22 119 (14.67%) TCP/IP
23 113 (13.93%) Firewall
24 112 (13.81%) Configuration Management
25 110 (13.56%) SAN
25 110 (13.56%) Java
26 109 (13.44%) Ruby
27 106 (13.07%) Nagios

Linux Administrator Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 197 (24.29%) Apache
2 84 (10.36%) Tomcat
3 74 (9.12%) nginx
4 46 (5.67%) IIS
5 41 (5.06%) OpenStack
6 26 (3.21%) MS Exchange
7 22 (2.71%) WebSphere
8 19 (2.34%) JBoss
9 18 (2.22%) Elasticsearch
10 17 (2.10%) Confluence
11 11 (1.36%) Jetty
12 8 (0.99%) Apache Pig
12 8 (0.99%) Apache Spark
13 5 (0.62%) WebLogic
14 4 (0.49%) Drupal
14 4 (0.49%) SAS
14 4 (0.49%) WordPress
15 3 (0.37%) Apache Solr
15 3 (0.37%) ColdFusion
15 3 (0.37%) Eucalyptus
Applications
1 12 (1.48%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.49%) Abaqus
3 2 (0.25%) HipChat
3 2 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 34 (4.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.49%) Magento
3 1 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.12%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 162 (19.98%) Amazon AWS
2 38 (4.69%) SaaS
3 29 (3.58%) Microsoft Azure
4 19 (2.34%) Office 365
5 14 (1.73%) Amazon S3
6 12 (1.48%) AWS CloudFormation
7 11 (1.36%) GitHub
8 10 (1.23%) Google Cloud Platform
9 9 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
9 9 (1.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 8 (0.99%) IaaS
11 6 (0.74%) OpenShift
11 6 (0.74%) Route 53
12 3 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
12 3 (0.37%) G Suite
12 3 (0.37%) IBM Cloud
12 3 (0.37%) PaaS
12 3 (0.37%) SoftLayer
13 2 (0.25%) Oracle CX
13 2 (0.25%) Oracle Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 149 (18.37%) DNS
2 119 (14.67%) TCP/IP
3 113 (13.93%) Firewall
4 110 (13.56%) SAN
5 63 (7.77%) VPN
6 62 (7.64%) LDAP
7 61 (7.52%) LAN
8 55 (6.78%) Internet
9 54 (6.66%) WAN
10 41 (5.06%) DHCP
11 38 (4.69%) VLAN
12 34 (4.19%) HTTP
13 33 (4.07%) iSCSI
14 29 (3.58%) SMTP
15 24 (2.96%) NAS
16 21 (2.59%) Fibre Channel
16 21 (2.59%) SNMP
17 16 (1.97%) IMAP
17 16 (1.97%) Network Security
18 15 (1.85%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 217 (26.76%) MySQL
2 57 (7.03%) SQL Server
3 54 (6.66%) PostgreSQL
4 33 (4.07%) MariaDB
5 21 (2.59%) NoSQL
6 19 (2.34%) MongoDB
7 14 (1.73%) Hadoop
7 14 (1.73%) Redis
7 14 (1.73%) SQL Server 2005
7 14 (1.73%) SQL Server 2008
8 13 (1.60%) Big Data
9 12 (1.48%) SQL Server 2012
10 8 (0.99%) Apache Hive
10 8 (0.99%) HBase
11 7 (0.86%) OLTP
12 6 (0.74%) Relational Database
12 6 (0.74%) VLDB
13 5 (0.62%) Data Mining
13 5 (0.62%) Oracle Database
13 5 (0.62%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 84 (10.36%) Jenkins
2 76 (9.37%) Git (software)
3 41 (5.06%) JIRA
4 26 (3.21%) Subversion
4 26 (3.21%) Vagrant
5 22 (2.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 11 (1.36%) Bitbucket
7 8 (0.99%) Maven
7 8 (0.99%) TeamCity
8 5 (0.62%) Gitweb
8 5 (0.62%) Hudson
9 3 (0.37%) Bundler
9 3 (0.37%) Octopus Deploy
9 3 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.12%) CircleCI
General
1 131 (16.15%) Finance
2 64 (7.89%) Marketing
3 47 (5.80%) Telecoms
4 34 (4.19%) Electronics
4 34 (4.19%) Manufacturing
5 32 (3.95%) Banking
6 17 (2.10%) Back Office
7 16 (1.97%) Games
8 7 (0.86%) Retail
9 5 (0.62%) Legal
10 3 (0.37%) Front Office
10 3 (0.37%) Law
10 3 (0.37%) Publishing
11 2 (0.25%) Advertising
11 2 (0.25%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.25%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.12%) Digital Economy
12 1 (0.12%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 143 (17.63%) LAMP
2 38 (4.69%) LEMP Stack
3 23 (2.84%) XML
4 17 (2.10%) HTML
5 16 (1.97%) Kafka
6 13 (1.60%) Web Services
7 12 (1.48%) CSS
8 11 (1.36%) FIX Protocol
9 10 (1.23%) Elastic Stack
9 10 (1.23%) RabbitMQ
10 9 (1.11%) LAPP Stack
11 8 (0.99%) HornetQ
12 6 (0.74%) JMX
12 6 (0.74%) REST
13 5 (0.62%) JRuby
13 5 (0.62%) Middleware
13 5 (0.62%) RESTful
13 5 (0.62%) Ruby on Rails
14 4 (0.49%) MCollective
14 4 (0.49%) Memcached
Miscellaneous
1 52 (6.41%) Data Centre
2 32 (3.95%) Linux Command Line
3 30 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (3.70%) Management Information System
3 30 (3.70%) Public Cloud
4 28 (3.45%) Computer Science
5 20 (2.47%) Clustering
5 20 (2.47%) iSeries
6 14 (1.73%) Enterprise Storage
6 14 (1.73%) Fintech
6 14 (1.73%) Replication
7 13 (1.60%) Private Cloud
8 9 (1.11%) Device Driver
8 9 (1.11%) Greenfield Project
8 9 (1.11%) iPad
9 8 (0.99%) Eurex
10 7 (0.86%) Digital Media
11 5 (0.62%) EMC VMAX
11 5 (0.62%) PMI
12 4 (0.49%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 811 (100.00%) Linux
2 234 (28.85%) Unix
3 223 (27.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 211 (26.02%) CentOS
5 196 (24.17%) Windows
6 149 (18.37%) Debian
7 136 (16.77%) Ubuntu
8 61 (7.52%) Windows Server
9 54 (6.66%) Solaris
10 35 (4.32%) HPUX
11 30 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
12 29 (3.58%) Windows Server 2008
13 25 (3.08%) AIX
14 18 (2.22%) SUSE
15 15 (1.85%) Windows Server 2003
16 11 (1.36%) Mac OS X
17 9 (1.11%) Fedora
18 7 (0.86%) Windows 7
19 5 (0.62%) Oracle Linux
19 5 (0.62%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 311 (38.35%) DevOps
2 112 (13.81%) Configuration Management
3 90 (11.10%) Agile Software Development
4 75 (9.25%) High Availability
5 66 (8.14%) Open Source
6 64 (7.89%) Load Balancing
7 61 (7.52%) ITIL
8 54 (6.66%) Continuous Integration
8 54 (6.66%) Disaster Recovery
9 49 (6.04%) E-Commerce
10 48 (5.92%) Performance Tuning
11 39 (4.81%) Business Intelligence
12 38 (4.69%) Digital Marketing
13 34 (4.19%) Programme Management
13 34 (4.19%) Service Management
14 32 (3.95%) Continuous Delivery
15 29 (3.58%) Performance Monitoring
16 28 (3.45%) Low Latency
17 27 (3.33%) Task Automation
18 26 (3.21%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 287 (35.39%) Python
2 262 (32.31%) Bash Shell
3 229 (28.24%) Perl
4 110 (13.56%) Java
5 109 (13.44%) Ruby
6 102 (12.58%) PHP
7 100 (12.33%) SQL
8 88 (10.85%) Shell Script
9 49 (6.04%) PowerShell
10 24 (2.96%) JavaScript
11 20 (2.47%) Korn
12 18 (2.22%) C
13 11 (1.36%) Bourne shell
14 9 (1.11%) C-shell
15 7 (0.86%) Jython
16 6 (0.74%) Groovy
17 5 (0.62%) C++
18 4 (0.49%) AWK
18 4 (0.49%) MATLAB
19 3 (0.37%) C#
Qualifications
1 66 (8.14%) Degree
2 25 (3.08%) RHCE
3 19 (2.34%) RHCSA
4 18 (2.22%) CCNA
4 18 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
4 18 (2.22%) Security Cleared
5 13 (1.60%) RHCA
6 10 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
7 9 (1.11%) MCSA
7 9 (1.11%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (1.11%) SC Cleared
8 8 (0.99%) MCSE
9 7 (0.86%) MCITP
10 5 (0.62%) PMI Certification
10 5 (0.62%) PMP
11 3 (0.37%) DV Cleared
11 3 (0.37%) OCA
11 3 (0.37%) OCP
11 3 (0.37%) Oracle Certification
12 2 (0.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (2.47%) SLA
2 15 (1.85%) QA
3 9 (1.11%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.62%) ISO 9001
4 5 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 2 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.12%) ISAE 3402
6 1 (0.12%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 162 (19.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 91 (11.22%) Docker
3 89 (10.97%) Active Directory
4 70 (8.63%) KVM
5 41 (5.06%) NFS
6 40 (4.93%) iptables
7 38 (4.69%) Virtual Machines
8 37 (4.56%) XenServer
9 29 (3.58%) Hyper-V
10 25 (3.08%) vSphere
11 20 (2.47%) VMware ESXi
12 18 (2.22%) Samba
13 14 (1.73%) Terminal Services
13 14 (1.73%) Xen
14 13 (1.60%) VMware Workstation
15 12 (1.48%) GlusterFS
15 12 (1.48%) Postfix
15 12 (1.48%) Virtual Servers
15 12 (1.48%) XenApp
16 11 (1.36%) LXC
Systems Management
1 323 (39.83%) Puppet
2 204 (25.15%) Ansible
3 169 (20.84%) Opscode Chef
4 106 (13.07%) Nagios
5 34 (4.19%) ZABBIX
6 28 (3.45%) CFEngine
7 26 (3.21%) Kubernetes
8 24 (2.96%) SELinux
9 23 (2.84%) Icinga
10 20 (2.47%) Salt
10 20 (2.47%) Terraform
11 18 (2.22%) Cacti
12 15 (1.85%) HAProxy
12 15 (1.85%) WSUS
13 12 (1.48%) Red Hat Satellite
14 11 (1.36%) Cobbler
14 11 (1.36%) Grafana
14 11 (1.36%) Veritas Storage Foundation
15 10 (1.23%) logstash
15 10 (1.23%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 330 (40.69%) Red Hat
2 232 (28.61%) VMware
3 79 (9.74%) Microsoft
4 78 (9.62%) Oracle
5 63 (7.77%) Cisco
6 48 (5.92%) HP
7 37 (4.56%) SAP
8 33 (4.07%) EMC
9 32 (3.95%) NetApp
10 26 (3.21%) Sun
11 22 (2.71%) Citrix
12 20 (2.47%) Splunk
12 20 (2.47%) Veritas
13 18 (2.22%) Atlassian
14 17 (2.10%) F5
15 15 (1.85%) 3PAR
15 15 (1.85%) SaltStack
16 12 (1.48%) McAfee
17 11 (1.36%) Google
17 11 (1.36%) Rackspace
London
Refreshing Recruitment
Salary: £38000 - £42000 per annum + training
Posted: 16 hours ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum, Benefits Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 14 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £55000 - £60000 Per Annum Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Avance Consulting
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £65k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Amsource Technology Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: to 45k + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Talent Point Ltd
Salary: £50000.00 - £70000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
set2recruit
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £44000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Talent Point Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Open Select Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £95000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £34000 - £41000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
IT Connections
Salary: to £65,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Tec Partners
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Talent Point Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + bonus + pension
Posted: 4 days ago
North London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Reigate, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: to 50k
Posted: 4 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Search Consultancy
Salary: £50000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Reed Technology
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + SHARE OPTIONS
Posted: 5 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Ageas (Uk) Ltd
Salary: c. £43,000 plus flexible benefit options
Posted: 3 days ago